D/X10578B Seaman Donald John MacPHAIL, HMS Jupiter, Royal Naval Reserve: 27/02/1942

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembering Today

    Service Number D/X 10578B
    Died 27/02/1942
    Aged 28
    H.M.S. Jupiter, Royal Naval Reserve
    Son of John and Margaret MacPhail, of Carloway, Isle of Lewis.
    Location: Devon, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 23228
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 75, Column 1.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: Donald John MacPHAIL
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 14 Jun 1913
    Birth Place: Donne, Carloway, Ross-shire
    Death Date: 27 Feb 1942
    Death Age: 28

    UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current
    Name: Donald John MacPhail
    Death Date: 28 Feb 1942
    Cemetery: Dalmore Cemetery, Uig
    Burial or Cremation Place: Uig, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
    Has Bio?: Y
    URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...

    HMS Jupiter (F85) - Wikipedia
    Jupiter sank the Japanese submarine I-60 on 17 January 1942. On 27 February 1942 she struck a mine laid earlier in the day by the Dutch minelayer Gouden Leeuw as she steamed with the American-British-Dutch-Australian Command (ABDA) cruiser force during the Battle of the Java Sea. The destroyer sank off the north Java coast in the Java Sea at 21:16 hours. Initially, the explosion was thought to have been caused by a Japanese torpedo.
    The wreck has been plotted, and is described by the Admiralty as "very broken up, partly salvaged, and very close to the Java coast".


    HMS Jupiter (F 85) of the Royal Navy - British Destroyer of the J class - Allied Warships of WWII - uboat.net
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